Tag Archives: North Dakota

William M Sanford – Pioneer

Roberts-Brown-2016 Research Brown/Sanford Line By Don Taylor My third great-grandfather, William M. Sanford was a pioneer. He is the first ancestor that I have encountered that was identified as a pioneer in two different books relating the history of two … Continue reading

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One resource you probably aren’t using enough.

My Tappen, ND Connection By Don Taylor There is one resource I know that I don’t use enough, WorldCat. Every time I do use it I am amazed at the wonderful information I can find out about my ancestors. WorldCat … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago – Arthur Durwood & Mary Elizabeth (Manning) BROWN

100 Years ago – Arthur Durwood Brown (1869-1928) & Mary Elizabeth Manning (1876-1983) Arthur Durwood & Mary Elizabeth Brown One hundred years ago, Arthur Durwood Brown was renting a home with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Manning Brown in Merkel Township, … Continue reading

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Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown) (1903-1990)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 38 – Clifford Brown (aka Richard Earl Durand, aka Richard Earl Brown (1903-1990) By – Don Taylor No Story too Small We all have someone in our tree that is confusing. It is that … Continue reading

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Bio – Cecelia Squires Severson Brown (1901-2003)

Happy Birthday Cecelia Today is the 112th anniversary of the birth of Cecelia Squires Severson Brown, my step-grandmother.  Cecelia Squires Severson Brown abt 1975 Cecelia was born on 19 November 1901 in Faribault, Minnesota to Guy Bedford Squires and Dollah Wakeman … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Books – Sanford & Parsons in Wells county, North Dakota

Don’t Forget Books When researching ancestors, particularly ones that settled a particular location early in that location’s history don’t forget to look for key books regarding the location.   I’ve tried using Google Books first and OCLC’s WorldCat second, but, … Continue reading

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Biography: Clyde Leroy Brown

Today is the 119th anniversary of the birth of my Grand-Uncle, Clyde Leroy Brown. Born 12 Feb 1894, in Minnesota, he was the oldest of 13 children of Arthur Durwood and Mary Elizabeth Manning Brown. He grew up in Crow Wing … Continue reading

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